Love Inks are a three piece band from Austin, Texas. They’re due to release their single Blackeye in the UK in the summer. This is all the information I’ve been given, like it’s some sort of big secret, but being the lucky person that I am, I’ve been sent the track to listen to.
The first thing I have to say is that they’ve chosen the right time of year to release it. It’s your typical summer track. The vocals are fresh and airy like a nice summer breeze and the music is relaxing. It’s a track that you would confidently play if you had friends over for a summer evening BBQ.
On top of this, it’s such an easy track to listen to. The lyrics are immensely easy to learn due to them mainly being “You’ve got blackeye on your eye” repeated throughout the song. The other thing is that the music doesn’t vary much allowing it to feel calm. The only problem with this is that there’s no real impact when you listen to it. It’s quite a passive song.
There are some really nice elements in this track though. As I mentioned earlier, the vocals are good. They do fall within the stereotypical idea of how Indie vocalists should sound but there’s something comforting about the way it’s sung.
If they release an album, I’d hope for a bit more variety. If they produce an album where none of the songs go anywhere, they won’t make it far. But saying that, Blackeye is refreshing in its own way. Job well done Love Inks.